[mythtv-users] Is there a distributed filesystem available?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jun 21 22:45:51 UTC 2006
On 06/21/2006 06:17 PM, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>davatar at comcast.net wrote:
>>Every FS I know of under linux needs to have RAID so it doesn't lose the entire filesystem with a disk failure. I want to run a filesystem that may lose some data from losing one disk but does not lose _all_ data. I know of several commercial file systems that do this, but not for linux.
>>Is this possible under linux? i.e. I want to run 3 disks for my recordings directory. If I lose one, maybe I lose a handfull of recordings, I'll just have to get them recorded again! If I run LVM spanning, goodbye all files!.
>Would you consider a DIY solution?
>Run myth in the usual way and have a background process that
>periodically moves some files to another fs (local or remote)
>and replaces a symlink in their place. Myth will have no
>knowledge of this.
>You now have full control on how to distribute the data, you
>may even decide to keep more than one copy if you have the space
>(in different places naturally) and you can reorganise it all
>as your storage situation changes (e.g. migrate some of your
>FSs to larger disks).
See myth_archive_job.pl in the mythtv source distribution's contrib
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